To maintain your vehicle's peak performance and avoid damage, you need three simple ingredients: air, fuel, and fire. A tune-up examines these three factors and ensures the components controlling them are set to the proper specifications.
Your engine uses a series of components that send fuel to the engine, push air into the combustion chamber, and create a spark. If these components wear out or fail to provide their intended function, your engine will not properly complete the combustion cycle and decreased performance or damange could occur.
Signs & Symptoms
Some symptoms that your vehicle may need a tune-up could include:
- Engine stalls.
- Engine runs rough.
- A decrease in usual mileage.
- Vehicle is tough to start.
If you experience any of these symptoms, call us immediately so we can inspect your vehicle before minor issues become major ones.
How often should I get a tune-up?
Even if your car shows no signs of trouble, it may still be time for a tune-up. In general, the age of your vehicle determines how frequently you should get a tune-up.
- Older vehicles - Every 10,000-20,000 miles.
- Newer vehicles - Every 30,000-100,000 miles.
Each manufacturer has their own recommendations for scheduled tune-ups. Refer to your manufacturer's recommendations for your vehicle's tune-up schedule, and when in doubt, ask the friendly mechanics at Los Alamos Auto.
We're Here to Help
If you're concerned about your vehicle's condition, call us today or bring your vehicle into Los Alamos Auto. We'll take a look and advise you on whether or not your car needs a tune-up. Ignoring warning signs can result in significant damage to your vehicle, and it's internal parts. The sooner you have your vehicle inspected, the greater the likelihood that you'll avoid major repairs.
The technicians at Los Alamos Auto Repair of Los Alamos are happy to diagnose your automotive issues and let you know what's going on. If you need to have work done, Los Alamos Auto has the experience and equipment to service all of your vehicle's components. Whether you're looking at minor auto maintenance or significant issues, your car is in good hands at Los Alamos Auto.